Senior Polymer Engineer

Job Locations US-WA-Mountlake Terrace
Experienced Engineering and Consulting


Jensen Hughes is a company fiercely committed to our purpose, our clients, and each other, every single member of our team is essential to our success. We have a great opportunity for a Senior Polymer Engineer and Project Manager to join us in our Mountlake Terrace, WA office.


Worldwide Jensen Hughes is recognized most widely for our leadership in fire protection engineering. Since 1939, we have been at the leading edge of safety, security and risk-based engineering and consulting, serving the most complex global projects. In addition, we pride ourselves on driving code and standard development and adoption throughout the world and across industries.


Forensic engineering is a fast-paced, dynamic and fascinating industry. The Jensen Hughes Forensics Division is a forensics engineering/consulting industry leader in fire and explosion investigations, construction defect lawsuits, piping failures, industrial failures, plumbing and HVAC failures, equipment failures, and large losses in general. Jensen Hughes has a state-of-the-art Materials Forensics laboratory in Mountlake Terrace, WA.  The successful candidate is comfortable in a laboratory, in a courtroom, and on a failure scene. This individual will work within, and often lead, multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, scientists, and architects consulting on a wide variety of materials science issues mostly focused on failure analysis.



This is a highly collaborative position that interacts with engineers, technicians, managers, clients and administrative staff. From a technical perspective the position is involved with conducting hands-on failure analysis, planning and executing laboratory tests, composing written test plans, and field investigations. The individual in this position will also participate in business development and marketing activities to build the business. For the right candidate, this is a green-field opportunity to build a polymer engineering forensic consulting practice with built-in access to an excellent laboratory and the support of a nationally recognized materials engineering team.


  • Bachelors of Science in Polymer Engineering, Chemistry with a concentration of polymer coursework or equivalent degree with focused thesis/coursework/project experience in engineering mechanics or machine design issues is required 
  • Doctorate or Masters of Polymer Engineering or related is desired.
  • At least 10 years of total work experience in polymer engineering post degrees, with at least 5 years of forensic engineering consulting experience.
  • Experience testifying in depositions and trials is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience leading and performing polymer and materials failure analysis investigations required.
  • Proficiency in polymer failure modes, fractography, and fracture mechanics of polymers is a must. 
  • Project management experience and ability to lead small teams and collaborate across multiple offices and disciplines.



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